Today's News

  • A VIEW from LICK SKILLET by Gerald Largen: Charles Holiway offers common sense plan

    We were pleased to see Damon Lawrence’s front page article in Monday’s issue of the News entitled “Enforcing ID law to be a matter of trust at the polls.”

    This article arose from that abominable act of the legislature requiring government issued photo identification documents in order to exercise that most fundamental of Americans’ birthrights, the right to vote.

    In case you missed it, Damon’s first paragraph read thusly:

  • Princess preservation gets honored

    The effort to reclaim the majesty of Harriman’s Princess Theater continues to draw praise from those passionate about preservation.

    This time the East Tennessee Preservation Alliance announced that Harriman’s effort was a winner of the 2011 East Tennessee Preservation Award.

    The alliance named the award winners on Nov. 11 at Jonesborough’s International Storytelling Center, a part of the 2011 East Tennessee Preservation Conference held in Tennessee’s oldest town.

  • Reduced bond denied for backseat bandit

    Michael D. Buttram expressed his displeasure with a $25,000 bond on a charge of aggravated robbery, and asked Roane County General Sessions Court Judge Dennis Humphrey to lower it on Monday.

    “What I would like to know is something about your background and why you should get a reduced bond,” Humphrey told Buttram.

    After Buttram finished telling the judge some things about himself, the prosecutor asked court clerk Jennifer Melton to read off Buttram’s criminal history.

    “He’s got a theft of property,” Melton said.

  • Going for the Gold


    C.G. Sexton of Harriman waits to have his coins examined by THR & Associates at the Holiday Inn Express last month. The price of gold, silver and other metals have many people cashing in.

  • Harriman joins pain clinic skeptics

    Harriman may join a growing list of communities putting a moratorium on pain clinics until the state enacts a crackdown.

    A moratorium “would stop us from issuing any business permits for pain clinics,” Mayor Chris Mason said at a workshop on Tuesday. “It is just a temporary ban, and I think it’s a big issue.”

    Mason wants to schedule a meeting in order to discuss a moratorium resolution.

  • RMS winning streak reaches 30 games

    There wasn't a lot of drama in Harriman Monday evening as the Rockwood Middle School boys and Harriman Middle School girls picked up relatively easy wins in the first match-up of the season between the two teams.

  • Midway Middle smashes Norwood

    The Midway Middle School basketball teams traveled to Norwood Monday night and came away with a pair of easy wins.

    The Lady Waves took the floor first and put on a show with a 45-7 victory over the Lady Jaguars. 

  • TVAA crowns 2011 champions

    The Tennessee Valley Athletic Association finished up the football season with a series of bowl/championship games Saturday. Rockwood and Spring City hosted the event with both places hosting six games each. 

  • Spartans spoil Kingston's season opener

    The Kingston Yellow Jackets and Lady Jackets tipped off the 2011-12 basketball season at home Tuesday night with a pair of TSSAA Hall of Fame games against Webb School of Knoxville.

  • Lady 'Cats win opener

    It took a little while to get started, but Michelle Christopher’s Oliver Springs Lady Bobcats opened the season with a 55-39 victory at Sale Creek on Tuesday.